Events 2008

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Theodor Herzl

24/02/2008 - 10:45 am

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Conventional accounts maintain that the Dreyfus Affair was the turning point in Herzl’s life towards Zionism. However, a careful analysis of his writin...
Spinoza and Secular Jewish Culture

24/02/2008 - 10:45 am

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The philosopher Baruch Spinoza was excommunicated in 1656, branded a heretic by the Amsterdam Jewish community. He denied Providence and a personal God, and ...
Joseph and His Coat of Many Dreams

24/02/2008 - 10:30 am

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Pomegranate Puppet Theatre presents ‘Joseph and his Coat of Many Dreams’ The fabulous Pomegranate Puppet Theatre returned with ‘Joseph and His C...
National Space / Private Home: Cultural Shifts in Israeli Literature

24/02/2008 - 10:30 am

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What themes preoccupy Israeli literature today and how do they reflect and shape the national psyche? What space do ‘private homes’ occupy within the nat...
Roman Mysteries

24/02/2008 - 10:30 am

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Through The Roman Mysteries Caroline Lawrence draws readers into the world of Ancient Rome following the stories of Flavia, a young Roman girl and her closes...
The Unique Case of Jewish Secularism

24/02/2008 - 10:15 am

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The peculiar fusion of religion and nationalism in pre-modern Judaism has had a unique impact on contemporary Jewish secularism. For many centuries one could...
Criminal Lies

24/02/2008 - 10:15 am

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In his book, The Crime of My Very Existence, Michael Berkowitz investigates the myths and realities of “Jewish criminality”. Philip Kerr has given vivid ...
Tales of the Great Jewish Mystics

24/02/2008 - 10:00 am

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A substantial body of Jewish mystical tales constitute the legendary dimension of the Jewish mystical tradition. These tales cover a range of mystical experi...
From Closing the Sea to Here I Begin: A Journey Through Writing

24/02/2008 - 10:00 am

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‘Closing the Sea’, Yehudit Katzir’s first book (published in Israel in 1990), has captivated readers’ imagination in an unprecedented way. Subsequent...
The Rise of the Hebrew Republic

24/02/2008 -

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Israel’s odyssey over the last sixty years has been a remarkable cocktail of resilience, innovation and agony. Many Israelis agreed with David Grossman whe...
Israel at 60: Heroes and Anti-Heroes

23/02/2008 - 10:00 am

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In a unique 15 minute film shot in Israel exclusively for our Jewish Book Week audience, the multitalented writer and film-maker Etgar Keret and internationa...
Coexistence and Cooperation Between Israelis and Palestinians: The Untold Story

03/02/2008 - 3:15 pm

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Holy Land Mosaic tells of Daniel Gavron’s personal journey through the relatively unknown territory of Israeli-Palestinian coexistence, cooperation, pa...